Obituary for Joseph M. Kendrick

Joseph M. “Buck” Kendrick, age 88, died on July 20, 2021 at First Health Hospice House, Pinehurst.

Born on April 4, 1933 in Raleigh, N.C. Buck was the son of the late Joseph Marion and Mary Alford Kendrick Buck earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing after attending Cornell University, lona College, New Rochelle, NY, and St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pa.

During his working days, he worked as a sales/marketing person in the electronics industry. He was Southeast Regional Manager for Dupont Electronics for 22 years, then took early retirement. He also served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nancy Miller Kendrick, two sons Scott D. Kendrick of Maryland, and Kevin S. Kendrick of Connecticut. They have 5 grandchildren: Jorgen S., Ryan M. (wife Briana), Hannah S. Kendrick, Lexi and Austin Pearson.

Memorials to Buck may be directed to Hospice House, Pinehurst., NC.

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Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Kendrick family.

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